2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens Betting Preview, Odds and Picks

And with eight tries in just 13 appearances for Ulster this season, he is clearly a man who knows where the line is. They come into the tournament as the 4 seed and have a handful of players returning from their Olympic Silver Medal squad and their RWC runner-up squad. The Aussies and Kiwis get started next weekend, when the competition will be in full swing. I got the GSP last week. 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens Men’s Tournament


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Some players pick themselves -- here's a list of the brightest stars in each team -- but you won't beat the competition if you select the same players as everyone else. So, where is the value in this year's game? ESPN looks at four players who might have gone under the radar with most managers but could yet rack up points over the next six weeks.

New Zealand-born centre, Aki, will add a physical presence to the Ireland midfield over the next month and a half. The Connacht man, 27, made his international debut last November and made an immediate impact as Joe Schmidt's side beat South Africa and Argentina. Aki is yet to score his first Test try, but the sheer amount of work that the powerful centre gets through means that he is all-but guaranteed to contribute points to your Fantasy team.

In his two appearances for Ireland thus far he has put in 31 tackles -- under the current scoring system that would net you a not too shabby six points. If he can add a few tries or assists, he would become a must-have selection. Evans has established himself as an integral member of the all-Scarlets Wales front row and heads into the Six Nations in scintillating form having played a pivotal role in his region's qualification for the Champions Cup quarterfinals.

The Scarlets prop, 25, should start every game for Wales -- injury permitting -- and he is as close as you will come to finding a front row player who is guaranteed to make at least five tackles a game.

In a low-scoring position, were Evans to provide you with the points that his consistency suggest he will, then he could just tip the balance -- not to mention some Apple tech -- your way. Stormers 10 Lions 5. Thanks for a great site for predictions. Rugby Predictions Slideshow Super Rugby. Here are my Super Rugby predictions for Round 1.

Stormers by 9 Lions v Sharks This should be another home win. Lions by 16 Join our Superbru pool here and take me on!

Loved watching that guy during the U20s 0. No objections from me. Nice to get an overview from the rest of the rugby world as well. The Brumbies by a nose over the Waratahs. But I think they, out of the four Australian sides, are neck and neck. I suppose my bias would be probably the Tahs. Crusaders coach Scott Robertson breakdances after winning the Super Rugby final.

The Crusaders are going to be hard to beat again, same with the Lions. But the smoky will be the Blues. So I think they can surprise some teams. All the usual suspects, Crusaders and Canes.